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How We Explore, Apollo on the Moon, Large 3D Crystal Sculpture
Crystal Sculpture replicating historic photograph taken at Apollo 15 Landing Site
 
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About the Crystal Sculptures at Store Galactica.

This product is a Crystal Sculpture from the Voyage National Program, and is part of the How We Explore
Series.


Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo Missions to the Moon

Recreated in 3D inside solid crystal, the
historic photograph of astronaut James B. Irwin saluting the flag at the Apollo 15 landing site. He is standing near the Lunar Module Falcon, and in the distance, the mountain Hadley Delta
is seen rising to a height of 13,000 feet above the lunar surface. The stunning detail of the diorama is evident in the American flag. This art was originally commissioned by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for inclusion in the Explorers Stanchion of the Voyage model Solar System in Kansas City, Kansas. The Explorers Stanchion is located in front of Kansas City's historic Union Station.

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Product Code: LRB120-HWE-APOLLO


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How We Explore
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Product Code: LRB120-HWE-APOLLO

The Apollo Missions to the Moon
1968-1972


In Honor of the 40th Anniversary of the
First Human Footprints on Another World
Apollo 11, July 20th, 1969


The 3D scene depicts the historic image taken on August 1, 1971 during the Apollo 15 mission. The image is included in this crystal sculpture's "More Photos" section above. Astronaut James Irwin salutes the flag with Lunar Module Falcon in the background at the Hadley-Apennine landing site. The lunar rover is to the right. The mountain in the background is Hadley Delta, 3 miles (5 km) from the landing site. Hadley Delta's summit rises to 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above the lunar surface. The historic photo was taken by Astronaut David Scott. We felt the scene beautifully captured the achievements of the Apollo missions to the Moon, 1968-72.


Relevant Education Links:

This product derives from the programs of the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education whose mission is to Inspire ... then Educate. Here are some educational links that are relevant to the product, and allow you to launch your own Voyage of exploration.

Powerful Essays at the Center's Blog on the Universe
>
The Nature of Our Existence
> The National Air and Space Museum
 

Compelling, thought-provoking posts on the Apollo 11 40th anniversary
at the Center's Blog on the Universe

> Yesterday's Launch of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Brings Back
Memories of Apollo 11

> An Apollo 11 Personal Story

And Doctor Jeff put together a special 40th anniversary Blog post with an incredible
wealth of links
, and as a place where folks that lived through it in 1969 could leave
comments about what it was like. You should really visit this site with a cup of coffee:
> Where Were You During the Flight of Apollo 11? Remember and Share 


Specifications and Options:

Product Code: LRB120-HWE-Apollo

Crystal Dimensions:

English: 4.7 (Length) x 2.3 (Depth) x 3.1 (Height) inches

Metric: 120 (Length) x 59 (Depth) x 80 (Height) millimeters

Beveled edges to prevent chipping.

Product Weight (does not include weight of packing material for shipment):
>Crystal in gift box: 3 lbs 9 oz (1.6 kg)
>Optional lighted base in gift box: 15 oz (0.4 kg)

Lighted Base: a lighted base is highly recommended for spectacular display of the art contained in the crystal. LRB120 crystal should be displayed with the optional Large Light Base, which is powered with a 120-v power cord.


Warranty: There is no warranty on the crystal.
There is a 30-day warranty on the electrical system for the lighted base. Purchaser is responsible for shipping costs for the return of a defective lighted base. Store Galactica will cover shipping of a new lighted base back to purchaser. All product is carefully inspected and carefully packaged before shipping. Damage in transit is the responsibility of the shipper. 

Customizing: you can add laser-burned custom text, and/or a web URL in the crystal for an added set up fee.


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